Efficacy of the Use of Fractional CO2RE Intima Laser Treatment in Stress and Mixed Urinary Incontinence

The objective of this clinical study was to evaluate the efficacy of a vaginal CO2 laser treatment (CO2RE Intima) in patients with moderate, severe and very severe stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or mixed urinary incontinence (MUI), as well as its impact in sexual relations.DesignThis was a single-center, prospective, interventional study that included 25 women aged 35-68 years who presented with moderate, severe and very severe symptoms of SUI or MUI, based on Sandvik index and ICIQ-UI scores. A series of three fractional micro-ablative CO2 vaginal laser treatment sessions was performed, each spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. Improvements were measured and evaluated using scores from validated questionnaires including the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire (ICIQ-IU), the Sandvik severity index, and the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). Adverse events were recorded throughout the study and assessed using the Common Side Effect Questionnaire that evaluates pain, hemorrhage, burn, bruising and edema.ResultsCO2RE intima laser treatment resulted in a significant improvement (P 
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news
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Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Alma Lasers Cynosure Inc. InMode Aesthetic Solutions sciton Source Type: news
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By SAURABH JHA, MD The two writers who got inside my head were polar opposites. Christopher Hitchens was an atheist, who mocked religion incessantly, and spared few sacred cows – he went after both Mother Teresa and Bill Clinton, though for patently opposite reasons. G.K. Chesterton, the sardonic, plump Englishman, went after heretics. Hitchens destroyed orthodoxy. Chesterton mocked radicals. Hitchens once quipped that “what can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.” Chesterton quipped that the rebel, the infinite skeptic, was in fact a decerebrate orthodox. If both were on ...
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Source: Minerva Ginecologica - Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research
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Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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